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February 15, 2018

History of Hymns: “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending”

By Michael Dougherty

Do you find it hard to stay in the moment and be truly present with the task or people in […]

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February 8, 2018

History of Hymns: “Christ, Be Our Light”

By Jay Regennitter

The Christian liturgical year contains two periods of intense introspection and preparation: Advent and Lent. Texts in the Revised […]

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History of Hymns
February 1, 2018

History of Hymns: “Crashing Waters at Creation”

By Jay Regennitter

One of two sacraments in The United Methodist Church, baptism occupies a central place in the life of the church. […]

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January 25, 2018

History of Hymns: “Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory”

By Stanton Nelson

Can faith and science truly coexist?  For Thomas Troeger (b. 1945), the answer is a definite “yes.”  […]

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History of Hymns
January 18, 2018

History of Hymns: “Womb of Life, and Source of Being”

By Simon Hill

Ruth Duck (b. 1947) is a noted hymn writer, best known for her skilled use of inclusive language in both hymnody […]

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History of Hymns
January 12, 2018

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Throughout Scripture, "forty days and forty nights" is a frequent theme in events that are significant for the people of […]

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Hymns
January 11, 2018

History of Hymns: “O Freedom” and “Freedom Is Coming”

By C. Michael Hawn

Songs are about many things, but ultimately their meaning may be found both in the originator of the song and […]

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History of Hymns
January 4, 2018

History of Hymns: “My Master, See, the Time Has Come”

By C. Michael Hawn

The paraphrase of Scripture in "My Master, See, the Time Has Come" is the final of the four famous canticles […]

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December 11, 2017

A Christmas Greeting

This new choral work is written for choirs to sing in worship on Christmas. Included are links to two different […]

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Choral Work
December 6, 2017

For God Alone I Wait

Created with the words of Psalm 62, Darren Cushman Wood has penned a hymn for those struggling with grief. Especially appropriate […]

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Christmas/Epiphany
October 26, 2017

Songs of Solidarity: Protest Songs for a Loving Church

During times of conflict and unrest, people stand together in love, knowing that goodness is stronger than evil. Sing these […]

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Topical Music
October 26, 2017

2018 Worship and Music Planning Calendar

Calendar with lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2018, as well as special days and times throughout the year. For pastors, […]

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October 2, 2017

Young Joseph the Dreamer

In response to the work to support DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), hymn writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette adds commentary […]

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September 29, 2017

Fulfill the Joy of Faithfulness

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette composed this hymn in response to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated portions of Texas and Louisiana along the […]

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August 18, 2015

Copyright and Licensing for the Church Musician

These documents can be used either for personal learning or to lead a class in presenting important parts of the […]

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Copyright & Licensing